Mizzou lands two new transfer commitments
It’s Monday morning, and the transfer portal is still popping all over the college basketball world. Missouri had a busy weekend filling two of its four spots, so we might as well do a brief recap.
Missouri officially announced the signing of Green Bay transfer Amari Davis over the weekend. Cuonzo Martin cited Davis’ two-way ability as a point of excitement, while Davis noted how well respected Martin is.
“Amari is a proven scorer and defender who can have an immediate impact in the SEC on both ends of the floor,” Martin said. “His ability to create scoring opportunities and finish at the rim will help us from the jump.”
“I chose Mizzou because I felt like it was a great opportunity for me here,” Davis said. “I like the basketball culture at Mizzou. Coach Martin is well-known and well-respected, and I knew I could trust him with developing me into a better player.”
Meanwhile, Kansas State transfer DaJuan Gordon’s addition to the roster was broken down in full by Dave Matter at the Post Dispatch, who noted the differences between the transfer and the player he swapped places with — Mark Smith.
[H]ow the two scored those points and how they operate on the floor differ greatly. This season, Gordon attempted 39.8% of his field goal attempts at the rim, down slightly from 46% as a freshman, per HoopMath.com. Smith wasn’t nearly as active around the rim: His yearly Mizzou marks for percentage of field goal attempts at the rim were 14.6, 18.8, 27.9. Gordon was more accurate at the rim, too, shooting 61.6 and 60.5% the last two years, compared to 50 and 52.8% for Smith.
There hasn’t been as much evaluation yet on Ball State transfer Jarron Coleman, as his addition to the roster is still pretty fresh (although not much more so than Gordon’s), but Data Mizzou on Twitter had a fun little stat about Coleman’s 2020-2021 season.
Over 13 games in 2021 Coleman lit up the scoreboard with a 59.6 eFG%. Capable at all 3 levels. https://t.co/VP55r2V3xX— Mizzou Basketball Analysis (@DataMizzou) April 2, 2021
In a small high school recruiting footnote, 2021 class member Kaleb Brown was named the Class 5A Player of the Year in Alabama.
5A POTY pic.twitter.com/9iJhqJr3fL— Kaleb Brown (@igb_kaleb) April 4, 2021
If Brown can come in and contribute right away like his brother, Missouri could have the makings of a solid player on their hands.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Finding your skillsets by committee
- Rock M Nation Bracket Challenge Update: Who will take home braggin rights?
- Four-star defensive tackle recruit Marquis Gracial announced his top five yesterday, and Mizzou made the cut.
— marquis (@gracial_marquis) April 5, 2021
Gonna be some tough sledding beating out that group, which includes Alabama, Iowa State, Oregon and Arizona State.
- Mizzou Baseball had a good weekend, taking two out of three from a very solid Texas A&M squad.
- Congrats to Mizzou Volleyball, which earned its 6th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid on Sunday. The Tigers, who also got three team members on the SEC teams, will face off against South Dakota in the first round on April 14.
- Nick Bolton Appreciation Bullet Point
#MIZ pic.twitter.com/DnGAqUcKJy— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) April 4, 2021
- Shouts to Jontay Porter for keeping his teammates safe, what a king
Jontay Porter forgets to take mask off when entering the game . #Mizzou #GrindCity pic.twitter.com/JWuwu8RqSR— Ken Newhouse (@KenNewhouse1) April 5, 2021
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